This recent piece in the New York Times Book Review, on the pluses and unexpected perils of writing under a pseudonym, was really excellent. Pseudonymous has had such success, and now, the gimmick that served him so well as a middle grade author has unexpectedly landed him back in the closet... while at the same time the author himself is an out and proud gay man.
It's fascinating reading.
And well worth considering, for those of us who write for young people, and for the subset that have thought about writing under a nom de plume...
(That's French for "pen-name.")
Thanks for reading,
(and yes, that's my real name!)